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Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Identification Day: Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 1 pm to 4:45 pm 

Texas Memorial Museum at 2400 Trinity St. (2 blocks north of UT stadium)

Free admission!

Have you ever wondered about a fossil you've found? Bring it to Identification Day, where scientists and experts from all over Central Texas will be on hand to look at and identify natural objects (fossils, bones, rocks, etc.) and archaeological materials (arrowheads, points, scrapers, etc.). For more information visit:


Texas Memorial Museum is part of UT-Austin's Texas Natural Science Center. 

Regular hours:  Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Location:  2400 Trinity Street (2 blocks north of the UT stadium)


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UT-Austin's Texas Natural Science Center is comprised of four units:  the Texas Memorial Museum, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab, and the Texas Natural History Collections. 

Mission: to encourage awareness and appreciation of the interplay of biological, geological and environmental forces as they have shaped, are shaping and will shape our world. 

The Center's leading-edge research, conducted in the disciplines of biology, geology and paleontology, has produced a collection of 6 million specimens, most of which are from Texas and many of which are unique and irreplaceable.  All educational outreach programs and exhibits at the Texas Memorial Museum are based on these specimens, spotlighting evolution, dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, and gems and minerals.  The Center is the leader in science enrichment for Central Texas, with educational outreach that includes teacher training workshops, K-12 classroom presentations, public events, partnerships with other science organizations, and a website featuring educational materials for teachers and students.